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melting that's happened overnight with the unusually warm temperatures overnight. we're in the 40s, 50s for south jersey at cape may. here's the wet weather, in western and central pennsylvania. it's got a ways to go before it gets to us. for now, we're looking at temperatures that are slowly falling. 44 in philadelphia at the airport. look at the northeast, philadelphia and wilmington at 49 degrees. 46 in south philadelphia, roxborough 47 this morning. a mild start. the melting continues all day. the showers will wait until later this afternoon. 45 degrees at 6:00. by 9:00, 46 and a little bit of a wind out of the west/northwest at 9 miles an hour. at noontime, 54 degrees and climbing at that hour. go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> we're on the schuylkill expressway to start. you can see where all through the conshohocken curve area in the green, no problems with our drive times eastbound or westbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway.
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13-minute trip. westbound, other speeds into the 60s still. no problem there. haddon heights, new jersey, this is the white horse pike around 295. no problems in either directions on the highway or white horse pike. we're good to go still. we are still watching an accident scene, not causing any real problems yet. something to watch out for on the new jersey turnpike. exit 2 all lanes are still open to traffic. tracy? >> now to decision 2016. iowaç begins the presidential nominating process tonight with voters set to caucus across the state. the final poll shows a tight contest, hillary clinton leading bernie sanders by three points but since that's within the poll's margin of error, the contest is virtually a tie. on the republican side, donald trump has 28% support, five points ahead of ted cruz, followed by marco rubio and ben carson. today the candidates are crisscrossing the state hoping to grab last-minute caucusgoers. katy zachry is live in the
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digital operations center. katy, turnout is key but mother nature could affect that. >> a lot of eyes are watching the sky for tonight. a snowstorm will be moving into iowa by later tonight. political observers say bad weather could keep some voters at home. and that could boost or dash the hopes of the candidates. on the gop side, many analysts say a high turnout would favor donald trump. he's being credited with attracting a new wave of voters to the caucuses. if the snow arrives early and keeps voting down, ted cruz and marco rubio could benefit. the hopefuls delivered their final campaign message. >> 16 years and you haven't picked a winner. please pick a winner this time. i'm going to win. >> we've within burned over and over and over again. the stakes are too high. we cannot be burned again. >> this is not about making a point. it's about making a difference. this election has to be about winning the future. i no he that we will. >> democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton drew contrast
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with each other in their final stump speeches but took no personal shots at each other. once the iowa voters make their choices, it's on to new hampshire for the first primary in the nation. that happens a week from tuesday. to get voters ready, mismbs will host a democratic national debate -- presidential debate, rather, this thursday night at 9:00 p.m. hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley are expected to attend. it's important to note the democratic national committee did not approve the msnbc debate though it has been under pressure, the committee that is, from voters and candidates to add more debates.ç i'm live in the digital operations center, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> iowa voters will cast their ballots today. the process is unlike anything voters in pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware are used to doing. ahead at 4:45 we'll show you what the iowa caucus looks like, what makes it so unique. count on nbc 10 for complete coverage of the iowa caucuses. lauren mayk is reporting live from iowa, see her report this
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afternoon on nbc 10 news and online with the nbc 10 app and on it's 4:34 and 44 degrees in philadelphia. today friends and family will say their final good-bye to a pregnant teen who died after shoveling snow during the blizzard of 2016. a memorial service will be held in pottstown for 18-year-old breanna gerloff. she was eight months pregnant and suffered from several heart defects. an autopsy was done last week. the result and official cause of death are pending further investigation. stratford police will release more information later today about a person hit and killed while walking along south white horse pike. the accident happened last night near bishop terrace in stratford, camden county. the victim died at the scene, police tell us. the driver did stop and talk with police. authorities are at a local school are investigating an alleged incident between a
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teacher and student. philadelphia police say the alleged encounter happened at the depaul catholic school in germantown. school officials have confirmed that they are looking into what they described as, quote, potential boundary issue with the teacher. the school placed the unidentified teacher on leave pending the investigation. the school says it notified parents about the alleged incident. it's 4:35. happening today, temple students will get a chance to discuss the proposed $100 million football stadium with the university's president. some community members are upset they're not allowed to attend the meeting and they want the board of trustees to reject the stadiumç plans. in recent demonstrations they've said noise and lack of parking for the 35,000 fans would disrupt their north philadelphia neighborhood. right now, philadelphia police are searching for two men posing as oimps. they are also wanted for another crime. hear what they're accused of doing at this auto body shop. partners forever.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 4:38 and mild this morning. above freezing, the melting continues through the morning. and this afternoon, it's going to accelerate as we will be near 60 degrees later today. but we could see wet weather moving in. i'm tracking showers in western and central pennsylvania. those are due in later today. and record warmth due in later this week. temperatures well into the 60s come wednesday. 42 right now in doylestown. not bad at all in northeast philadelphia. 49 in millville is in the low 50s. it is dry right now with the exception of some puddles being left by the melting snow. 42 in doylestown, wilmington now 49. and it's down into the low 40s in blue bell.
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farther north and west, eagleville, 47. gilbertsville 36 degrees. in the upper 40s right now in pottstown. sunshine is on hold today. we'll be watching the radar screen, the showers for this afternoon. those will be moving in. they're right now in western and central pennsylvania, light showers, not expecting much. it doesn't look like much at 10:00 this morning. we will get some clouds with just a few breaks of sunshine this morning. clouds took over this afternoon. that's when we'll start seeing light rain showers at 3:00. heavier showers staying to the south. we could see moderate showers moving through delaware and south jersey at 5:00 this afternoon. not everybody is going to be getting rainfall at the same time today. everybody will see a warmup, though, this afternoon. 51 degrees in allentown,ç 49 i reading and middle 40s for the pocono mountains. sunshine is on hold. you might see a little about the doylestown, trenton and mt. holly. this afternoon, rain is likely. at the shore, rain this evening,
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atlantic city, vineland and dover into the 50s this afternoon. 50s for most of area. philadelphia manages 60 degree reading this afternoon. 54 in drexel hill and swedesboro, 55 degrees. there are warmer weather on the way. i have the seven-day forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. tracy? >> bill, thanks. let's take your ride to work if you're heading out the door. take a look at 95. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has that. >> we are starting on 95 around cottman avenue. no problems in either direction so far. you can see our drive times are okay. a 13-minute trip headed southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. speed still in the 60s. you can see everybody moving along nicely. wish it would stay that way, though, so far for the morning. out in conshohocken, we do have construction, ball
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. a philadelphia teen was planning to go to college when his life was cut tragically short. his murder more than a year ago remains unsolved. next, hear from family and friends who are working to keep his case and his memory alive. also next, inside the iowa caucuses. we'll take you step by step inside what voters will be doing today. did you know there's a cough liquid
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4:43. a philadelphia family is still looking for closure a year after the murder of a college-bound high schooler. d'andre bing was shot and killed in north philadelphia on january 23rd, 2015. police still have not made any arrest in this case. last night, his family and friends held a vigil to keep his memory alive. >> the last year has been horrible. it's been horrible. i will never ever get used to not having my son. >> even though we lost him, our love for himç runs deep. >> d'andre's school, eastern
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university academy charter school is creating a scholarship in his name to make sure he is never forgotten. two armed robbers posed as as police officers. they bust into an auto body shop on saturday, tied up the owner, took 1,200 bucks from his wallet and drove off. the victim was not hurt. today is the big day for the 2016 presidential candidates as they kick off the iowa caucuses. so what exactly is a caucus? nbc 10's rosemary connors is live in our digital operations center. >> i'm sure a lot of people are asking this question. to put it simply, the iowa caucuses launch the presidential nominating process to see which candidates are the most favored. it gives some democrats and republicans a boost while ending the white house hopes of others. here's the deal. these caucuses happen in places
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like schools, firehouses, churches and government buildings. there are more than 1,600 precincts across iowa. voters will go to one of these places in person at 7:00 tonight. in iowa, republicans and democrats caucus a little bit differently. republicans show up to their caucus location, cast a secret ballot for the candidate of their choice. delegates are awarded based on the amount of votes across the state. for the democrats, the process is more involved. first, vote errs hear pitches f each of the candidates. if a earns less than 15% of the votes at that site, at that location, supporters in that group have to choose another candidate. that happens until all votes are accounted for, leaving none undeclared. while the iowa caucuses are, of course, important because it's the first true test for the presidential candidates, it doesn't necessarily mean they're a predictor of who will win t
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presidential nomination. reporting live in the digital operations center, i'm rosemary connors, back to you, tracy. today the world health organization will meet to make a major decision about the zika virus and whether to declare it a global public health emergency. the mosquito-borne virus has been linked to birth defects and brain damage in infants. brazil is ground zero for the outbreak. fumigation trucks are going street by street in the hard-hit northeast corner of that country. colombia reports more than 20,000 cases, among them, 2,100 pregnant women. >> it's very difficult. a lot of times they just don't know what the consequences are, what the dangers are. >> doctors in affected countries are urging women to use insect repel repelent and wear protective
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clothing. chuck schumer is calling for the federal government to work quickly to contain the virus. >> we never want to get to a place like they have in el salvador where the government told women not to become pregnant for two years because they might not get zika. that's a horrible thought. we never want to entertain the notion that has to be said here in new york. >> the disease has affected people in 23 countries, including 5 in new york and 30 people nationwide. the teacher accused of helping three inmates escape a california maximum security prison is expected to face a judge today. the orange county sheriff's office released this new video of two of the inmates being taken back to jail. nayeri and tieu are shown here. the teacher is accused of showing them maps of the facility that may have helped
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them escape. winter weather and snowy conditions played a role inç a 29-car pileup near the california/nevada border. california highway patrol says 25 vehicles and four semitrucks were involved in the crash along i-80. police have not said how many were hurt or the extent of their injuries. there were no reports of in he deaths. 4:48. salvage specialists are trying to take control of a crippled cargo ship before it runs aground off the french coast. the ship has been drifting since its crew evacuated by helicopter last week. french maritime officials hope calmer seas can make it easier for the salvage crew to port. they think the cargo may have shifted, causing the tilt heavily to one side. a go fund me page to keep an
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officer and canine together. a date hasn't been set yet. a go fund me page has raised more than $5700 to bid. >> i'm amazed at how many people have donated. the support, it's just amazing. >> the extra money raised will be donated to an organization that provides bulletproof vests for the canine officers. 4:49. 44 degrees. it's monday. let's get you to work. you're heading out the door. check the conditions on the new jersey turnpike. jessica boyington has that. >> we did have an earlier accident on the new jersey turnpike in woolwich township southbound around route 322 at exit 2. all lanes were open because of this accident scene earlier. it is cleared out of the way. you're good to go out there. no restrictions.
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route 73 around taunton avenue. traffic moving along nicely. mass transit, still no problems or delays forç septa, amtrak, w jersey transit, d.a.r.t. and patco. tracy? now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. ten minutes before 5:00. temperatures should, this time of year, be much colder. normal temperatures at this hour would be in the 20s. not this morning. it is above freezing. in fact, most of the area in the 40s right now, including philadelphia. so the melting is continuing through the night and will be through the day, too. 44 right now at philadelphia international. that's 13 degrees warmer than yesterday. a little bit of a breeze. out of the we have at 9 miles an hour. that will be with us for much of the day today. what you won't see, snow making. it's too warm in the pocono mountains. this is the view from blue mountain. the ly -- lights are on.
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snow making machines are off. we'll see some sunshine before rain starts falling. the bright cloud in central pennsylvania, that's not the rain. that's here. the clouds producing light rainfall and that's due in this afternoon. our futurecast showing 4:00 this afternoon. that's light rain falling for trenton, philadelphia and wilmington. it's not going to stick around long. by 7:00 in the evening, it's out of here. more wet weather will come later in the week. but it will also bring us a big warmup. wednesday morning, 55 degrees to start with. 60 degrees by lunch time and still climbing. we'll be watching this, a potential for heavier rain to move in during the day on wednesday. that will help to wash away from some of the snow for sure. showers this afternoon, they'll be light. the temperatures mild through the day today. high temperatures will range from 57 to 60 degrees. the normal high temperature is
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41 degrees. it will be way above that this afternoon. winds out of west 5 to 12 miles an hour. that wind with the mild air helped to melt some of the snow that's on the ground. for most areas, the temperature will struggle to get below freezing. byç tomorrow morning, it will drop, just a degree below freezing in philadelphia. sunshine is back tomorrow. 52 degrees, the high temperature. a little bit cooler tomorrow. look at the warmup with the rain coming in on wednesday. rain arrives during the afternoon. record warmth. 65 degrees would break the record of 62. that's from 2006. 40 in the morning. staying mild all day on wednesday. gusty winds bring the temperatures back down for thursday. we'll be in the 40s all day on thursday. less wind and clear skies for friday which means a colder morning. down to 30 but a decent afternoon with sunshine, 44 degrees. partly sunny and warmer for saturday. 47 and sunday with sunshine will be near 50 agrees. all right, bill, thanks.
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eight minutes before 5:00. the deadly philadelphia amtrak derailment killed 8 and injured 200 other passengers we are expected to lurch new details today about the crash and what the ntsb has uncover. next at 5:00, from the reality tv screen to the university of pennsylvania. learn details about caitlyn jenner's planned philadelphia visit.
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. it's jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we are watching route 202 around paoli pike. no problems or restrictions. cherry hill, new jersey, king highway, no problems there either. more updates in the 5:00 hour. a sussex county, delaware man is in custody, arrested for his eighth dui offense. police say william mcgee collided head on with another vehicle just before midnight on saturday. the other driver is okay.
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mcguillen is charged with vehicular assault and failing to provide insurance. a robbery suspect tackled by good samaritans in bucks county is no stranger to the law. nbc 10 has learned the suspect's name, george blackwell, he's a registered sex offender. the takedown was caught on cell phone video. the video shows at leastç thre bystanders tackling blackwell after police say he used a box cutter to rob a woman. they held him down until the police got there. the group welcomed a new president, reverend jay broadnak. philadelphia mayor jim kenney was there for the ceremony in the city's powelton neighborhood. a new jersey man is coming clean about a library book more than seven decades past due. according to our partners at news work, frank ryan recently
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found the book he checked out as an 11-year-old, back in 1944. back then the penalty was 2 cents a day. that would add up to more than $500 in late fees. we still don't know if the library will make him pay up. we'll keep you posted on that. today, carli lloyd is in line for another tribute. >> this time, members of the media will honor the pride of burlington county dell rand high school. she will be hon herred at athlete of the year. she scored a hat trick to lead the u.s. past japan in the world cup final last summer. fifa named her the top women's soccer player in the world for 2015. she's home grown, one of us. >> her life changed dramatically day and fight, now everything is in front of her, she says. >> the world is at her feet. >> that's right. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now.
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nbc 10 news starts now. >>whhu right now on "nbc 10 new today," decision 2016, all eyes are on the iowa caucuses as we get our first look at who the country could pick for this year's presidential nominees. >> this morning we could be learning more about the amtrak deadly derailment. a live report on information, the transportation investigators are expected to release. >> we are warming up onç this monday morning. here's a live look outside at center city philadelphia where temperatures are already in the 40s right now. but it's actually later on this week that we could see real record warmth. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm tracy davidson. two minutes before 5:00 right now. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center, talk about the warm temperatures already this morning. >> the melting continues this morning. if you see dampness on the roads, puddles, it's because of the melt that has occurred all night with few exceptions. allentown is below freezing.
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everybody else, reading, pottstown, philadelphia, south jersey, nicely above freezing. we'll be nowhere near freezing today. as the day goes on we'll see temperatures climb into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees this afternoon. there will be clouds, on the increase, 45 degrees at 6:00. a little bit of a breeze, a few breaks of sunshine at 9:00, then cloudy skies at lnch time and at noontime we'll be watching for showers moving in from the west. right now they're in western pennsylvania. that light rainfall can be expected for the afternoon commute. the morning commute, that's a different story. katy zachry is watching your first alert traffic. >> good morning, bill. things are moving smoothly on the vine street expressway, both directions. this is a live look outside at third street where you can see traffic is not encountering any problems, no overnight construction blocking traffic in either direction. if you're headed out on the vine, you're good to go. the drive times on pennsylvania majors, 95 southbound between woodhaven and the vine street expressway, 13 minutes.
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it will take you the same if you're headed on 76, the schuylkill expressway eastbound between the blue route and center city philadelphia. and then the blue route speaking of that southbound between 76 and 95, it's a really easy drive, about 15 minutes right there. a quick check of mass transit be everything right now at this early hour is running on or close to schedule. today marks one of the most important moments in decision 2016. the iowa caucuses. >> it is the first voting process that gives us a good gauge of how americans will vote in this year'sç election. starting with the democrats, bernie sanders and hillary clinton. >> monday night could be an historic night for this country. we can make history. i urge you all to come out to caucus. >> the incredible stories you've told me, your hopes, your worries. i am a better candidate and thanks to you, i will be a better president. >> you haven't had a winner in


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